Tag Archives: Salford

Blackburn’s Traffic Lights are an on and off affair

Confused about the recent short report regarding the traffic lights at the junction of Eanam, Salford and Cicely Lane, right next to the entrance to Morrison’s supermarket being switched back on? The area appears to have been a traffic jam free zone for about 12 months, so why switch them back on? They were switched off due to an inspired decision by …

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Burglar guilty of string of burglaries in East Lancashire

A PROLIFIC burglar has been found guilty of conspiring to commit burglaries in East Lancashire. Anthony Baldacchino, 42, of Rodney Street, Salford, Manchester, appeared at Preston Crown Court today (Wednesday 2 November) after a seven day trial. Baldacchino was part of an organised criminal gang who travelled into East Lancashire to break into people’s homes and steal their cars. His …

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11 years in Prison for Darwen Bank Raid

Two men have been jailed for their parts in three bank robberies in which more than £500,000 was stolen. Lee Tansey, 33 of Pegwell Drive, Salford, pleaded guilty to three armed robberies and was jailed for 11 years. Rickton Mark Henry, 31, of Merridge Walk, Salford, pleaded guilty to one armed robbery and was sentenced to eight years and eight …

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Blackburn Library to become centre for more services including Visitor Centre

Blackburn council’s website are reporting that “Blackburn Central Library is being transformed into a hub of important services for residents and visitors. The changes comes as part of the Blackburn with Darwen Council‘s rethink into how services can be delivered in a more innovative and efficient way as a result of having less resources. The library is now home to …

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